Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Ninth Global Studies Conference
When studying the historical evolution of global socio-political spaces we may assume two distinct, yet symbiotically connected, human perspectives. On the one hand, institutional perspectives that manifest themselves in modes of sovereignty, territorial boundaries, and technical aspects of political authority. On the other hand, ideational perspectives that shape variations in cultures, identities, and norms of ethics and justice. Critical appraisal of these perspectives is generally cast within human-centered paradigms.
Such perspectives, however, frequently neglect the context of the natural environment. As a counterbalance, it is now being said with increasing frequency that we have entered a new geological age, a distinct era in planetary history, the age of the Anthropocene. This age is defined by human-induced changes to the natural environment: rising global temperatures, sea levels, and CO2 in the atmosphere, to name just a few consequential eco-systemic changes.
The special focus Rethinking Political Space in the Age of Anthropocene: Futures of Ecological Interdependence frames the following questions: if characteristic features of our contemporary epoch transcend our standard institutional and ideational perspectives for the generation and interpretation of global political space, in what ways does the perspective of a new historical epoch in natural history demand the reconsideration of how we view global socio-political space generally? Does this call for a necessarily distinct, third major perspective on the socio-political dynamics of globalization?
The Ninth Global Studies Conference featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.
Lightning talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.